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Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
State and local government employment data are provided in this file. Full- and part-time employment, full-time equivalency, and payroll statistics are included. Data are supplied by type of government and by function. Governmental functions include education (elementary, secondary, and higher education), police and fire protection, financial and central administration, judicial and legal, utilities, public welfare, parks and recreation, health care, transit, and natural resources.
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U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ANNUAL SURVEY OF GOVERNMENTS, 1985: EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08688.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08688.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: census data, cities, education, full time employment, government employees, government expenditures, government services, labor costs, local government, municipal services, municipal expenditures, part time employment, public administration, public safety, public transportation, public utilities, school districts, state government, retirement plans, townships, working hours
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: State and local governments in the United States, including counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
There are six "record types" in this file, each corresponding to a type of governmental unit. All six record types have the same technical characteristics. Records for local governments in metropolitan areas carry (FIPS) SMSA codes.
Sample: The universe is represented by a sample, drawn from the 1982 Census of Governments, of approximately 22,000 local governments plus the governments of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
You can find more information via the sample characteristics utility:
self-enumerated forms mailed to governmental units
Original ICPSR Release: 1987-06-26
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